Monday, July 20, 2009
We have been pretty busy this summer and haven't had a ton of opportunities to get out and enjoy the beautiful Pacific NW. We came across a close and pretty easy trail just past North Bend. With dog in tow, we headed out for a nice afternoon hike. Round trip was about 3-4 miles and 500 feet elevation gain. I think the advertised ease of the trail draws the crowds because there were a ton of people. We were able to find parking, but had a hard time finding some space along the river for the dog, and us, to enjoy the deep pools. Once we found a spot, Scout had a blast. He is such a funny dog. He loves to swim and chase tennis balls. After a good cool down swim, we headed up the rest of the trail to enjoy the falls. Here are some pictures.